English Decoration



  • Grey veined marble fireplaces
  • Soft pink-stuccoed walls outside a farmhouse
  • Bright yellow bookcloth blinds
  • About

    Acclaimed architect Ben Pentreath takes us on a tour of English homes that really sing. Starting with entryways, then pretty but still practical utility rooms and of course, bedrooms, he discovers the common thread that binds their beauty: timelessness. He notes the details that lend these spaces to allow a state of leisure like church candles by the bath tub or generous sofas begging to be lingered in. We certainly back Ben's belief about a bed: it "should have soft sheets and deep pillows." Escape to England in this iconic ode to the character, comfort and curiosity all homes should exude.


    192 pages. 9 3/4 x 11 3/4. Hardback.